Audi

Audi joins quest for biofuels that don't challenge food supply

April 17, 2018 11:41 CET

Audi has joined forces with a French biotech company to solve the two big problems that have been holding back biofuels. The aim is to prove large-scale biofuel production is possible without major deforestation or the use of food or animal feeds.... Read More »

VW CEO Diess on tap to become Audi chairman

12:54 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2018

The Volkswagen Group's new CEO, Herbert Diess, will likely take the reins of luxury division Audi's supervisory board next month, sources at the company say.... Read More »

Audi's Mertens to speak at Europe Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

Peter Mertens, a member of the board of management at Audi AG with responsibility for technical development, will be among the speakers at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Turin on June 6.
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CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Audi A5

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2018

Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. Output peaked at more than 49,800 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

U.S. MARCH AUTO SALES

Sales rise 6.4% as spring season starts with a bang

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

U.S. light-vehicle deliveries, behind higher discounts and fleet shipments, a surge in light-truck demand and an extra weekend of sales, rose 6.4 percent in March, topping expectations as the critical spring-selling season started off with a bang.... Read More »

VW: Volkswagen brand up 18%; Audi streak hits 101

1:32 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Volkswagen brand sales rose 18 percent to 32,548 on growing strength of the brand's lineup of crossovers.... Read More »

Audi focus: CPO tweak, new product

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Audi's streak of month-over-month sales gains in the U.S. hit 100 as of February, and dealers came away from its NADA Show make meeting confident the brand can continue it while improving dealer profits.... Read More »

Audi super streak -- all 100 months

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

As industry milestones go, this one is borderline unbelievable — 100 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains. Who does that?... Read More »

Audi to tweak CPO program to boost dealer profitability

6:20 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

Audi in the next 60 days plans to tweak to its certified pre-owned vehicle program to help improve dealer profitability, Audi of America President Scott Keogh told Automotive News.... Read More »

Q&A: DAVID ROSENBERG, AUDI NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

AUDI: 'True partners' with dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

Profitability has been the key issue for Audi dealers for years, but while pressure on new-vehicle sales margins remains, some of the stress of dealership profitability has eased thanks mainly to the work of an Audi National Dealer Council task force.... Read More »

GT sports car will be Audi's latest e-tron

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Audi's e-tron GT, which will go into production in Germany in 2020, will be a low, sleek coupe-styled sedan with aggressive sports car detailing, based on a teaser photo of the model that Audi released last week.... Read More »

Audi dealer chair sees progress on profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

A concerted effort by a special committee of Audi's National Dealer Council and the factory have helped make progress on the profitability of the brand's approximately 300 US dealers.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2018

It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for two of Germany's major premium brands, BMW and Mercedes, the hunt for gold in South Korea continues. Sales of the two luxury marques are booming and, unlike Europe, diesels have been a major driver of the success.... Read More »

Audi will start EV output in Germany in 2020

March 15, 2018 12:58 CET

Audi will build a four-door electric sports car in Germany starting in 2020, CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed. The e-tron GT, which will be shown in concept form later this year, will be the third model in Audi's range of full-electric cars.... Read More »

Audi to decide on German battery production in 1-2 years

March 15, 2018 16:32 CET

Audi will decide in the next year or two whether to build batteries for its electric-car program in Germany, CEO Rupert Stadler said.... Read More »

Audi predicts tough year amid model changes

March 15, 2018 13:18 CET

Audi expects a difficult year as the launch of more than 20 models -- including the all-new Q8 SUV, A6 sedan and e-tron electric SUV -- could slow its volume growth. This comes after declining sales of high-end models and costs linked to the diesel-emissions scandal kept 2017 profitability below that of Mercedes and BMW.... Read More »

Audi expects no more diesel scandal provisions in 2018

March 15, 2018 16:34 CET

Audi expects no further provisions for its part in parent VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal this year after setting aside a total of 2 billion euros ($2.47 billion) in 2016 and 2017, its finance chief said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Automakers accused of hiding Takata defects

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2018

GM, Benz, VW, FCA accused of hiding airbag defects; Audi bracing for tough year; Report: No easy way to skirt tariffs; Magna, Lyft to co-develop AV tech; Car backs without brands.... Read More »

VW will build EVs in 16 factories in zero-emissions push

March 13, 2018 12:03 CET

VW said it will expand production of electric cars to 16 factories worldwide through the end of 2022. The automaker also said it has selected partners to provide battery cells and related technology worth about $25 billion for EV projects in Europe and China.... Read More »

Audi CEO says German watchdog will issue further diesel-car recalls

March 9, 2018 14:49 CET

Germany's transport watchdog, the KBA motor authority, will recall more vehicles with larger diesel engines as part of a recall of 850,000 VW Group vehicles issued last year, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to drum up a buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Audi seeks social media buzz with e-tron Geneva tour

10:04 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018

Audi is seeking to cause a stir by driving 250 of its electric e-tron SUVs through Geneva while the city hosts the annual auto show here. The automaker is asking residents to take snapshots of the pre-production crossover and post them on social media to generate some buzz ahead of the car's launch later this year.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi A6 will get electrified powertrains

March 2, 2018 11:26 CET

All versions of Audi's new A6 large sedan will be fitted with fuel-saving mild-hybrid technology as part of a significant jump in technology advances compared to the old model.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: Crossovers fuel 6% climb; Audi streak hits 100 months

4:02 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018

Volkswagen's U.S. sales rose 6 percent in February to 26,660, as crossover sales carried the sedan-heavy brand.... Read More »

Former Audi board members have homes searched

Feb. 22, 2018 11:18 CET

German prosecutors searched the homes of three new suspects in connection with Audi's emissions scandal, further widening their inquiry to include former executives.... Read More »

 
Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2018

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Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as European sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Mitsubishi, Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rise 25%
Russian new-car sales rose 25 percent in February. Mitsubishi saw the biggest gain with sales soarin ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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